Makayla Phillips 15-Year-Old Receives Golden Buzzer For "Warrior" - America's Got Talent 2018
Makayla Phillips' Week 2 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1313 consisted of singing "Issues" by Julia Michaels. Mel B and Heidi Klum gave her standing ovations. Makayla finished in sixth, seventh or eighth place in America's Vote. In the Dunkin' Save, she received more online votes than Da RepubliK and Front Pictures, advancing to the Semifinals in Episode 1314.
Makayla Phillips' Week 1 Semifinals performance in Episode 1317 consisted of singing "Who U Are" by Jessie J. Mel B and Heidi Klum gave her standing ovations. Makayla did not receive enough votes to advance to the Finals in Episode 1318, eliminating her from the competition along with Amanda Mena instead of Michael Ketterer.
Makayla Phillips Teen Singer Performs Rendition Of "Who U Are" - America's Got Talent 2018
After the Show
Makayla Phillips auditioned for the 2020 season of American Idol. She was eliminated in the Top 11. She was included among those vying for an open slot in the 2021 season to replace a contestant that dropped out, but lost in the public vote to that season's runner-up, Arthur Gunn.
Makayla won the Dunkin' Save vote by only 0.1% in her Quarterfinals week.
Makayla performed "Might+U" and "Might," two insert themes from the anime series My Hero Academia. "Might+U" can be heard in the movie My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising and "Might" can be heard in the thirteenth episode of the show's fourth season.